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Jul 17, 2011 8:30am EDT
in ireland. >> never in my lifetime will it have the power that it had when i was a child. i think it is a good thing. >>> and in west africa, helping people find the way of abandoning the practice of female circumcision. >>> major funding for "religion & ethics newsweekly" is provided by the lily endowment, an indianapolis-based private family foundation dedicated to its founders' interest in religion, community development, and education. additional funding by mutual of america, designed and customized individual and group retirement products. that's why we're your retirement company. and the corporation for public broadcasting. >>> welcome, i'm bob abernathy, and it is good to have you with us. all week financial exports in and out of washington warned of the catastrophic consequences if the congress does not raise the country's debt ceiling after august 2nd. after that deadline the government would not be able to pay all of the obligations for first time in history. officials warned that could trigger financial chaos and vast hardship. by the week's end there were times of a te
Jul 2, 2011 2:00am PDT
will hear a little bit of what my writings been like in this experience when i went to ireland for the first time in january of 2007. i was actually lucky enough to find a man in his late 80's who lived in the same area that my family had lived in the 1800's who had been the oral historyian for the area and was able to know that my family had been there and i was able to confirm that with actually in the records, in the library. and so i will read a couple of pages. seems like the right time to introduce this. >> where we from in require land, mom? she replay plied. my father says the lacies are from tip rare the name of a city in require land, mom, which is it? is how the hell do i know. all i know is it's a long way to tib rary ♪it's a long way to go. then she told me, your father and i went to ireland but we didn't go to tibrare. this is the extent of the family history passed on to me about my irish american ancestory a song written in england in world war one perhaps written as a means to recruit the irish into the british military. i am the first person in my family to locate and tr
Jul 3, 2011 10:00am EDT
ireland. what was it that caused all of this carnage over a long period of time? >> the goal was to drive the british out of northern ireland. it took the brits almost two decades to persuade the leadership that they were not going to leave. it could be that the british would not have defeated the ira, but the ira saw that they were never going to defeat the british. it started and evolution of thinking that there could be a political solution -- started and evolution -- started an evolution of thing that there could be a political solution. >> i have always thought those numbers of killed and wounded -- it is beyond the pale to call that "the troubles." why did every -- anyone come up with that terminology? >> perhaps it was a poet. you're talking about 600,000 dead and over 2 million wounded. imagine what that would do to our society to have that type of tragedy of that scale. you -- >> you make a couple that, in talking with the terrorist, negotiating with eagle, it was a key in the northern ireland that they found a partner for peace -- negotiating with evil, it was key in northern ir
Jul 26, 2011 3:00pm PDT
the growing rift between ireland and the vatican over sexual abuse allegations. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> okay, listen. somebody has got to get serious. >> i think... >> we need renewable energy. >> ...renewable energy is vital to our planet. >> you hear about alternatives, right? wind, solar, algae. >> i think it's got to work on a big scale. and i think it's got to be affordable. >> so, where are they? >> it has to work in the real world. at chevron, we're investing millions in solar and biofuel technology to make it work. >> we've got to get on this now. >> right now. the william and flora hewlett foundation, working to solve social and environmental problems at home and around the world. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: much talk, but little movement: the high-stakes debt and deficit impasse continued tod
Jul 10, 2011 9:00pm EDT
to the bailout in ireland. we give 100 billion, this is the british taxpayer, 100 million a year for their -- the quality of the banks in this country for insurance purposes and other purposes, why does the prime minister does not get on his back and go down to the friends of the city? instead -- >> we got the gist. the prime minister. >> first of all, mr. speaker, it is this government who has put a nk levee on the banks so they are paying more in every year than they paid in the bank bonus tax under the last government. in terms of greece, i kept us out of a european bailout of greece. in terms of ireland, i would say that economy is so close and integrated with ours it is right we give them support. that, i think, is the right approach but this government is being tough in making sure the banks pay their fair share. >> severe droughts, conflict in food prices have combined viciously in the horn of africa. creating desperate hunger and threatening the lives of millions. with eight agencies short of funds, what is the government doing to help? >> well, it's being extremely caref
Jul 6, 2011 7:00am EDT
successful cultivation process and the exchequer is asking tomorrow who have been to northern ireland to see for themselves and we'll be there in the autumn. >> would the secretary of state agree if the northern ireland economy is held through the devolution of corporation taxes that must come at a fair, reasonable and acceptable price and not at a price that is detrimental to economic growth in northern ireland? >> well, i'm grateful to the honorable member for the question. every 2.5 percent reduction in corporation tax requires a 60 to 90 million reduction in the block grant. that is .5% of the block grant which many, many economies and very large numbers of businesses consider a very modest investment. >> questions to the prime minister. mr. ronnie campbell. >> mr. speaker. >> thank you, mr. speaker. i'm sure the whole house would wish to pay tribute to scott mcclairen for the royal regiment of scotland. this week i witnessed at first hand the sacrifice of our soldiers. i pay tribute to the bravy of this brave soldier. our thoughts will be with his family and friends but we pay tribute a
Jul 17, 2011 10:00am PDT
of "sojourners" magazine. >> thank you, bob. in ireland, the justice minister describes as "truly scandalous" the findings of a new government report on clergy sex abuse, this time in a rural diosese of county cork. the report shows that complain against niteenriests were noreds rent as 09, thirteen years after the irish church hierarchy issued guidelines for the protection of children. this is only the latest episode in a long series of events that have altered irish society and left ireland's once-powerful catholic church so weakened, some say it could become irrelevant. deborah potter reports. >>> it is often called the emerald isle, and with good reason, because ireland is as green as ever. but the country that once was a bastion of roman catholicism has changed. the vast majority of people here still call themselves catholic-87% on the most recent census. butany ofhe most fahf church-goers ireland today aren't even irish. this sunday mass in limerick is said in polish for some of the thousands of immigrants who poured in during the economic boom of the past decade. but it's hard to fin
Jul 4, 2011 12:00am PDT
. hollywood, in northern ireland. 22-year-old golfer rory mcilroy is the biggest thing in sports since a guy named tiger. a small town boy made good. how can he help me with my game? >> i'll do what i can, but i can't work miracles. >> u.s. open champion rory mcilroy in his first sit-down since that stunning victory. >> for me i won a golf tournament and that was really the end of it. but it is a bigger story than that. >>> and then, one of the greatest tennis players in the history of the sport. billie jean king. how she felt when she beat bobby rigs that that battle of the sexes. >> i still wake up in a cold sweat, i got to play that match! oh -- thank you, god, for letting me win. >> the challenges she faced coming out. >> i didn't get comfortable in my own skin until i was probably 51. >> and my surprising connection with her. i was a ball boy at wimbledon. >> no way. >> this is "piers morgan tonight." >>> we will start by talking about rory mcilroy's smashing victory, 16 under par, the lowest score in tournament history. first start to finish winner since tiger woods in 2002 and he's on
Jul 13, 2011 5:00am EDT
like the crises just like the debts are rising. fwreast, ireland, spain and another are all coming under the suspicion that they will not be able to repay their debts. it's warning a second bailout may be needed before it can sell bonds to investors. and another meeting is planned on friday. matthew price, our correspondent, reports. >> in spain the stock markets trembled as the interest rate the country charges to borrow money, rose. the same happened in italy, another country that uses the euro and has large debt. some blame speculators. but it's clear the roots of the crisis lie here. until a long-term solution to greece's debt problem can be found, other countries that use the euro will be affected. >> one of the biggest problems facing your europe at the moment is a political one. the currency is stable. inflation is relatively low, and there is solid economic growth. but it's the inability of europe's leaders to come up with the solution to the greece crisis and their mixed messages on what they propose to do that's really spooking the markets. >> europe's leaders know they h
Jul 24, 2011 10:30am EDT
of the institution, its power, standing and reputation. >> ireland overwhelmingly catholic, at least in name, but even before the scandals, the devotion of the irish people to their church had been declining, and yet a profound sense of faith still burns in many quarters of that country. it is nowhere more evidence than in the life and religious practice of the women of st. mary's abby in county waterford. deborah potter reports. >> reporter: the bells of st. mary's set the rhythm of life at the abby at glencairn. sounding the call to worship. >> on this day, sister michelle rings double bells for the feast of ascencion. >> it has the knack to do it, and one or two of us have the knack, so that's why i was ringing the double bells. >> from the young age, i had a yearning to be a none, in my teens, so it was part of my journey in seeking a life where i felt i could be as close or seek god as much as possible. >> life here is all about seeking god. this is ireland's only cistercian monastery for women, founded in 1932. >> it's a place where god is loved and worshipped, and it's a place where w
Jul 2, 2011 4:00pm PDT
ireland. >> reporter: the conflict in northern ireland started way before these teens were born, actually centuries ago. >> basically, 800 years ago england owned all of ireland. ireland fought back, and to this day ireland has regained control of all of its land except northern ireland. >> reporter: traditionally, it's thought of as a war between two religions, catholic and protestant. >> when i got there, i couldn't believe how segregated the society was. there were walls running through the neighborhoods where these kids are from that keep them apart and basically sends the message that they shouldn't be friends with each other. that really inspired me to do something to make a change in kids' lives. >> reporter: so michael founded full court peace with basketball to cross the religious divide. >> basketball in northern ireland is not very popular, but it's neutral. sports like cricket and rugby are predominantly protestant, and gaelic football and hurling are predominantly catholic sports. i just realized that i could get both kids to play. they wouldn't look at a basketball and say "
Jul 12, 2011 10:30am PDT
's amazing, we have teams from all over the world here today and they are thrilled. >> i flew from ireland to be here. and been practicing since for the competition. all the best casters in the world come here. my fellow countryman came in first place and james is on the current team and he is the head man. >> it's unique. will not see anything like it where you go to compete in the world. competitions in ireland, scotland, norway, japan, russia each year, the facilities here in the park are second to none. there is no complex in the world that can touch it. >> i'm here with bob, and he has kindly agreed to tell me everything i need to know about casting. i'm going to suit up and next, we're in the water. >> what any gentleman should do. golden gate angling has free lessons the second saturday of every month. we have equipment show up on the 9:30 on the second saturday of every month and we'll teach them to fly cast. >> ok. we are in the water. >> let me acquaint you with the fly rod. >> nice to meet you. >> this is the lower grip and the upper grip. this is a reel and a fly line. we are g
Jul 21, 2011 7:00am EDT
which has snowballed across greece, ireland, and portugal. the challenge is preventing the prices from pitting spain and italy, which could reach critical levels. chris morris reports. >> for the past year, whenever european leaders have met, there has been one issue at the top of the agenda again and again. trying to fix the euro. the survival of the single currency has been called into question. there are increasingly urgent appeals for euro zone leaders to act decisively. >> they have said they will do what it takes to ensure the stability of their area. now is the time to make good on that promise. >> all eyes on the biggest countries. france and germany. how much more will they deal to help solve the debt crisis? and getting all parties to an agreement on making private shareholders like banks pay their own share. the three countries have already been billed out. greece, ireland, and portico. now greece needs a second bailout. if a deal cannot be agreed, it appears the debt crisis could spread to big economies like spain and italy. that could be catastrophic. that's why clarity is
Jul 13, 2011 6:00am EDT
portugal. it ignored what happened to ireland the first time. it's ignoring what's happening to ireland the second time. you can go down the list. spain -- atlantic ocean cannot protect us from what is happening to europe. yet, washington fiddles. >> it's hard to keep up. you wake up every day and there's a new country on the list. yesterday was italy. ireland, again, getting another bail out. >> after the first bail out. >> that's why the process in washington has been depressing. there's no long view taken at all. boehner and mcconnell capitulated here. it was a moment that we could do something big about the problem. >> what happens if germany says no we're not bailing europe out? >> pat buchanan? >> look, this is in the back of mitch mcconnell's mind. this helps us on fire in europe. it's gone from one room to another. if that house goes down, we want to be outside the door with no responsibility, no accou accountabili accountability. it is barack obama's problem to deal with. we don't want them to turn around and say the republicans did it. they are watching europe as closely, mayb
Jul 21, 2011 5:30pm EDT
for intervention and crisis measures before disaster has already struck. and it likens the burden on ireland and portugal, who are the subjects of the other rescue bailout plans. the whole idea is that the credibility of europe's response is heightened in the market by the extent of changes being made tonight. the test of course will be when the market judges' act will performance against the promises made in brussels this evening. >> joining me now with more on the global significance of today's deal, the international economy editor at "the financial times." the first bailout of greece did not work. why is this going to? >> it is not certain it will. there were two reasons the first one did not work. greece found it quite difficult to stick to a lot of the tough measures, the austerity measures. the others were simply that the eurozone itself has been in chaos and confusion for a year, trying to work out how they are going to bail out countries and what they are going to ask of the private sector. today, they say they have started it out. but it remains to be seen whether there will be a b
Jul 12, 2011 7:00pm PDT
further intensified in new york after moody's downgraded ireland sovereign debt tuesday, rated below investment grade following greece and portugal. major u.s. credit rating agency moody's downgraded irish government a notch from baa3 to ba1. the debt strapped country received a bailout package from eurozone nation. after that expires moody's said ireland will likely require additional financial aid to stay afloat. the agency added if further support becomes necessary, private investors may be asked to share the burden. >>> now let's take a look at tokyo stocks. in new york overnight the dow was lower for a third straight day as eurozone debt problems continue to worry investors. to see how markets are trading in japan this wednesday morning we cross over to ramin mellegard at the tokyo stock exchange. ramin, how are the markets looking to far? >> good morning to you, ai. the nikkei and the topix trading in the negative in the first few minutes of trading and that follows on from the losses we saw on the dow and markets continue to be dominated by news surrounding eurozone debt conce
Jul 14, 2011 6:00pm PDT
and medicare. >> banking officials say ireland is making good progress and is on track to meet its austerity targets. that is the word from bailout lenders including the european union. they delivered their assessment just one day after moody's downgraded irish that -- debt. officials from the eu, imf, and ec be have been in ireland checking if the government is worthy of receiving the next installment of its $85 -- its 85 billion euro bailout. ireland had been making good progress and there is no target unmet. the downplayed moody's decision to downplay irish debt. >> it is worth pointing out that rating agencies have got it wrong on the upside during boom times by underestimating the risks. it is entirely possible that are getting it wrong on the downside by overestimating the risks. >> dublin was granted the bailout when its banking and fiscal crisis threaten to destabilize the europe. if the current program is to stay on track, dublin will have to cut at least 3.6 billion euros from next year's budget. italy is also trying to fight its massive debt. >> sweeping austerity measures have wo
Jul 25, 2011 6:00pm PDT
begin to roll over their greek bonds for lower interest rates and longer maturity. . the bank of ireland has avoided naturalization. private investors have agreed to buy over a billion shares in the bank of ireland to keep the largest lender out of majority state ownership. dublin currently owns 36% of the bank, but has been talking to investors about reducing its stake from 16% to 32%. they said this was tangible proof of growing confidence in the future prospects of the bank of ireland and the irish economy. global shares slipped on monday after moody's downgraded great that again, and also amidst a growing concern of a u.s. default. this report is from today's trading in frankfurt. >> at the stock market, the attention shifted from one debt crisis to another. this put pressure on the markets before recovering again. gold is viewed as a safe haven and the price is at record levels. shares from the financial sector are suffering most, also because of the downgrade of greek banks. moody's see significant risk in greece. >> let us look at the market numbers. in frankfurt, the benchmark da
Jul 3, 2011 9:00pm EDT
the point that he makes. i know that this is a personal concern to him. i also went to northern ireland and people explained the importance of keeping a link between northern ireland and the united states, important for the health of the province. the chancellor has spoken to people in northern ireland and we are reviewing these options. >> our colleague is currently walking from olympia, greece, to raise awareness of the olympic soldiers. will the prime minister make certain that when the resolution is tabled for the observance of the truth to the general assembly, that we will have specific proposals for peace and reconciliation to maximize this? >> i am certain the house will want to congratulate him. we will be promoting -- accidental, my apologies for that. we call for the continued observance of this truce, and we are considering other initiatives to promote this truce. >> mr. speaker, which be horrified to know that a person convicted of raping a child could be put on the list -- it >> well we have done is removed a huge number of people who are not arrested children but we want
Jul 25, 2011 2:30pm PDT
's side. >> recalling its ambassador to ireland, following criticism in ireland that the irish church is wrong to cover of sex abuse. the report accused church authorities of concealing its sexual abuse of children by police -- priests as recently as 2009. and koran had judge has refused to enter a plea at the war crimes -- and goran hagitch has refused to enter a plea of the war crimes tribunal at the hague. colonel gaddafi could remain in libya so long as he steps down from power. the british foreign secretary who has been holding talks with his french counterpart said that although they want them to go into exile, it was up to the libyan people to decide. now to the u.s. debt talks, which are locked in a bitter standoff. with a little more than a week to go to the august 2 deadline where the u.s. must lift the debt ceiling or default on its debt. both sides are still digging in on its own side -- on their own sites. for more on where things stand and if any compromise is in sight, we are joined by david marks sr. -- david marks, senior editor at the politico. are any of them furthe
Jul 13, 2011 6:00pm EDT
. the police in northern ireland say 16 officers were injured during last night's violence. the return to six arrests following trouble in several towns. nationalists you the attack police at the end of the busiest day in the marching season. more than 600 senior police officers are being removed from their jobs in egypt. the government has been under pressure from protesters who say the men were responsible for the killing of hundreds of people during the uprising against former president mubarak. 18 police generals are among those being fired. colonel moammar gaddafi's days are numbered. that was the dow from u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton today. yet, in libya, five months of civil war sparked by the arab uprising have so far failed to topple the embattled leader. his forces have now begun a counterattack in western libya against rebels open to an advance on to the capital tripoli. the fighting in the mountains have seen their rebel movement lose and then it regain ground around the villages. our world affairs editor was caught in crossfire. >> 6 in the morning in the mountains. sp
Jul 12, 2011 7:00am EDT
. police in northern ireland have been battling with rioters on the eve of an annual celebration that is a focus of attention on protestant and catholic communities. the trouble broke out in belfast when catholic youth hijack a bus and drove it to -- police used water cannons and latin rounds against the crowd. >> children and teenagers rioted as adults watched. the trouble started when nationals hijacked a bus in belfast and drove it at a police cordon. it crashed before any officers were hit. >> the purpose of the heavy police presence and the presence of water cannons and the helicopter of of meat are to keep the 200-strong crowd -- above me are to keep the 200- strong crowd at bay. they are here to celebrate the july 12 holiday, which marks the start of the highlight. the police fired a number of batten rounds but mainly contain the rioters with water. it marks a poor start to a day in which thousands will take part in hundreds of parade across northern ireland. a small number of with are strongly opposed by nationalists. >> canada is temporarily boycotting the united nations
Jul 19, 2011 6:00pm PDT
especially and probably ireland probably also need to reorganize their dealt. if you don't have money you're not credible no matter how much money you throw at it. >> there has been some disagreement on this such. who from and what would you do to try to prevent the crisis? -- from getting out of control? >> it is getting harder and harder but i think we've reached the point where we have to have a realistic plan which allows restructuring of the private debts of greece, portugal, and possibly ireland then cast a very big safety net over spain and italy, at least the central government debt. the germans have to be prepared to do this. they can either realize it now or later. if they don't cast a net over spain and italy, i don't think they will indefinitely survive. maybe weeks, maybe months, but the whole thing is spinning out of control. i think that's very clear. they've been trying to kick the can down the road, but i think a betterage is they've been -- analogy is they've been rolling a snowball down the mountain. >> at the moment there are awer thety measures. do you think that will
Jul 21, 2011 12:30am PDT
much more uncertainty. three countries have already been bailed out. greece, ireland, and portugal. greece needs a second bailout. if a deal cannot be agreed, it appears the debt crisis scould spread to bigger countries like spain and italy. that could be catastrophic. for the delay could be dangerous. >> postponing over the summer was ridiculous. we would end up in a chaotic summer with speculation and for further problems in spain and italy. the problems could be so big they cannot be solved with the current instrument we have. >> there is no simple formula. patience is in short supply. if the european union cannot be made to work in its current form, the alternatives are stark. further integration fiscally or politically. they could break the eurozone apart. finding a solution is one of the biggest challenges the e.u. has ever faced. bbc news in brussels. >> the irish prime minister has made an unprecedented attack on the catholic church. he accuses the vatican of tampering investigation into child abuse by priests. >> the church and state in ireland have been linked for generat
Jul 20, 2011 6:00pm PDT
that with hindsight, he would not have employed the former editor of the "news of the world." ireland's prime minister says it puts the -- says that the church puts its safety ahead of the welfare of children. >> famine in somalia, the u.s. says it will allow its 8 into areas -- rebels say they will allow aid workers into the area. >> of the british prime minister, david cameron, has defended his integrity in parliament as ministers defended the phone hacking scandal. the british establishment has been really. mr. cameron defended hiring andy coulson but he said that in hindsight he would not have made the same choice. this report contains flash photography. >> a french in need -- a friend in need is a friend. they become a massive headache. david cameron has always defended his decision to give andy coulson a second chance. >> with 20/20 hindsight, i would not have offered him the job and i expect he would not have taken it. you don't make decisions in hindsight, you make them in the present. you live and you learn, believe you me, i have led. >> the prime minister said he was extremely sorry. what h
Jul 12, 2011 6:00pm EDT
to news corp.. if they agreed to appear next week. >> there has been fresh violence in northern ireland tonight. there was an attempt to prevent the nationalists to prevent marches. tens of thousands of younis -- unionists turned out for the march. the founder of the websites wikileaks has begun the appeal of his extradition from britain to sweden. he said that the case against him was politically motivated after his website published tens of thousands of american cables last year. russia has than observing a day of mourning after as many as 110 people died after a boat sank. a tourist boat sank on sunday. contagion, it is the work that is driving fear throughout the financial market. fears about the stability of spain and italy drove shares lower. that is all happening against the backdrop of the meeting of euro zone finance ministers to discuss a second bailout of greece. >> europe's debt crisis spread dangerously far today to the third and biggest economy in the bureau's own. the interest rates and charges to borrow money have been rising. spain also faced similar pressure. two huge
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